Tag Archives | Integrity Commission

Sunni Endowment Official Arrested for Bribery

By John Lee. A team from Iraq's Commission on Integrity (CoI) has arrested an official of the Sunni Endowment for taking bribes to from investors in return for the use of a property owned by the Endowment. The official is accused of taking a bribe of $250,000 in return for the use of the Sara […]

Rooting Out Corruption the Duty of All Honest Iraqis

The head of Iraq's Integrity Commission, Judge Ala’a Jwad Hameed, has said that rooting out corruption is the duty of all honest Iraqis, and expressed his optimism for increased  cooperation between the Commission and government agencies. At a meeting with the governors of Najaf, Karbala and Babel, he emphasised the need to create a culture […]

Integrity Commission Refers over 4,000 Cases to Courts

Iraq's Commission of Integrity (CoI) reports that it referred 4,365 cases of suspected corruption to the courts in 2011. The number of individuals accused in those cases was 5,682. The statistics, made by the Legal Office/CoI, showed the number of the distribution of these referrals is as follows: These numbers represent cases that were processed […]

New TOEFL Center at the Commission on Integrity

Over the next 18 months, the U.S. Embassy in Iraq will provide approximately $580,000 toward establishing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) center at the Commission on Integrity (COI). These funds will provide English-language training for 100 COI employees. The investigators and prosecutors in the program will receive a minimum of 288 […]

Parliament takes back Control over Integrity Commission

The Iraqi parliament took back control over the parliamentary  Commission of Integrity from the Council of Ministers on Saturday. The majority of the members of parliament voted for the new committee law, despite strong opposition form the State of Law Coalition of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. "The parliament can now assign the new head of […]

Iraq Recovers $116m from Saddam Officials

Iraq has recovered $116 million [139 billion Iraqi dinars] from bank accounts in France belonging to an official from ex-dictator Saddam Hussein's regime, the country's Commission on Integrity said in a statement. The Commission said the funds comprised $106 million deposited in 'French Arab Union Bank' (UBAF), a French-registered bank whose shareholders include 19 Arab […]

Ex-Iraq Official Slams Leaders over Graft

Iraq's former anti-corruption chief slammed its leaders Monday, describing graft as "part of the struggle for power", according to a report from AFP. Rahim Hassan al-Uqailee [Judge Rahim al-Akili; al-Ugeily], who last week stepped down as head of Iraq's Integrity Commission, sharply criticised interference in his inquiries, and said he had lost political support for […]

Al-Shahristani to Answer Questions on Fraudulent Electricity Deals

Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured), Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, will be summoned to parliament after the Eid al-Fitr holiday to answer questions about two fraudulent ministry of electricity contracts worth more than $1.7 billion, according to AKnews. A member of the parliamentary commission set up to investigate the case, Uday Awwad, told the agency that MPs signatures have […]

Integrity Commission Demands Sacking of Haj Chairman

The Deputy Chairman of Iraq’s Integrity Commission had demanded Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sack the Chairman of the Haj (Pilgrimage) Commission, Mohammed Taqi al-Moula, following charges of corruption. “There are documents and dossiers, being studied since over one month by the Integrity Commission, that had agreed that the said official was involved in corruption,” Ahmed […]

Arson Epidemic Linked to Corruption Investigations

In Iraq almost all official records are kept on paper. So what better way to kill the paper trail that corruption investigators are tracking, than burn the evidence? A rash of fires inside government buildings has led to calls for further investigation. A recent rash of small fires inside the offices of various ministries and […]